Zerbe FAQs

Where is the Zerbe Health and Wellness Center?
The health center, which has both a physical health area and counseling services is located on Main Street, the first driveway on the left past the College entrance.

What are the Health Center Hours?
The Health Center is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. until 6 p.m., and on Saturday from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. The Counseling Services area is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m.

Does the health center provide medical excuses?
The health center considers class attendance and assignment and exam completion to be between the student and professor, and health center staff does not issue routine medical excuses for absence due to illness or injury. If you are absent due to illness or injury you should notify your professor by email, in advance if possible. If you are seen in the health center for the injury or illness we will issue a verification of the visit. Exceptions to this policy may be made in the event the health center staff feels attendance would be deleterious to the student’s health, or may cause others to become ill; examples include influenza or acute gastroenteritis. In these instances a medical excuse will be issued. If you are seen by an outside medical provider you should receive a verification of the visit or a medical excuse, if indicated, from them.

What health information forms do I need to turn in to the Health Center?
You are required to have an entrance physical exam and turn in the Grove City College Zerbe Health and Wellness Center Report of Medical History Physical Exam and Immunizations. Forms should be sent to Zerbe Health and Wellness Center, 100 Campus Drive, Grove City College, Grove City, PA 16127.

Who can use the Health Center?
Any full time student who has a completed health form which includes an entrance physical exam and record of immunizations and a signed consent for treatment may be seen and treated in the health center.

Do I need an appointment?
At least one registered nurse is present during health center hours and can be seen on a walk in basis throughout the day without an appointment. Physician hours are available by appointment Monday through Friday in the afternoon. Call 724-458-3850 or stop in to schedule an appointment.

When can I see a doctor?
A physician or physician assistant can be seen Monday through Friday by appointment. Generally speaking, physician hours begin between 3 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. on Monday, Wednesday and Friday, and at 4 p.m. on Tuesday and Thursday. If you have schedule an appointment for physician hours you should notify the nurse on your arrival. If you have a scheduled appointment you will be placed to be seen in the order in which you arrive. The nursing staff will notify you if there is a change in physician hours.

Does it cost anything to use the health center?
There is no cost to see either a nurse or the doctor or physician assistant at the health center.  If you are sent outside of the health center, in example for a lab or an x ray then you will be responsible for those costs.

What types of things does the health center offer?
The health center has a variety of over the counter medicines including acetaminophen, ibuprofen, cough and cold preparations, allergy medication, gastrointestinal medications, and topical medications available at no cost. We also have a variety of first aid and orthopedics supplies, including crutches to lend available. A small number of prescription medications are available to be dispensed by the physician or physician assistant during an office visit.

I get allergy shots at home, can I continue to get them at the health center?
Zerbe Health and Wellness Center will administer allergy injections, when the physician or physician assistant is present, to students who are on maintenance immunotherapy. If you are not sure that you are on maintenance therapy please consult your allergist. Please refer to the Allergy Injection Guidelines for more information on receiving allergy injections at the health center.

How do students get to local hospitals or to medical appointments off campus?
In an emergency an ambulance may be dispatched, or Campus Safety may transport to the Grove City Medical Center Emergency Department. The health center is unable to provide transport for routine appointments off campus. If you are unable to arrange transportation Superior Ambulance may be contacted at 724-458-5350 to schedule an appointment for transport. Local transports cost by Superior Ambulance is $5.00 one way, and the company requires a minimum of 24 hour notice.

If I come to the health center will it be confidential?
Your medical care and medical records are considered confidential protected health information, and no information will be released to parents, faculty, administrators, insurance companies, or anyone else, without your permission. The exceptions to this are: if suicide or homicide are threatened, if you are in a life threatening condition where in medical information will be released to the professionals providing your care, or if we are requested by law for communicable disease or by subpoena.

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